The Monthly Competition gives our members the opportunity to show off their finest plants and share their growing expertise. Every meeting has different classes, which aim to highlight both the huge variety of alpines and the plants that are in flower throughout the year. Recently we added an Artistic section and this has proven to be just as popular with our members as the plant competition. All the speakers we invite to our Group have commented on the high standard of plants that are exhibited, as well as how difficult it is to give one plant first prize over another!

Points gained by exhibitors are counted up throughout the year and those with the highest scores in each section are awarded the President's Cup, the Novice Cup, or the the Robert Amos Award.

 

Current Leaders:

 

Open Section - The President's Cup

 

 

Exhibitor(s)

Points

1st



2nd



3rd 


 

4th


 

5th 


 

6th

 

 

7th 


 




 

 

 

Novice Section - The Novice Cup

 

 

Exhibitor(s)

Points

1st



2nd



3rd

 


 

 

 

Artistic Section - The Robert Amos Award

 

 

Exhibitor(s)

Points

1st



2nd



 3rd

 

 

 4th
 

5th

 

 

 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015/2016 competition:

The President's Cup - Colin and Sue Buxton
The Novice Cup - Debby Horsman
The Robert Amos Award - David Livermore

 

New Monthly Competition Classes for 2015/2016:

Novice: One pan rock plant in flower and one pan rock plant not in flower (every month)

November:

  • One pan Cyclamen
  • One pan rock plant in flower, excl. Cyclamen
  • One pan Crassulaceae
  • One pan rock plant for foliage effect

      A. tba 

December:

  • One pan dwarf conifer
  • One pan rock plant in flower
  • One pan rock plant with silver or grey foliage
  • One pan rock plant for foliage effect, excl. silver and grey

     A. tba

There is no meeting in January 

February:

  • One pan bulbous plant in flower
  • One pan Primulaceae
  • One pan rock plant in flower, excl. bulbous and Primulaceae
  • One pan rock plant for foliage effect 

      A. tba

 March:

  • Four pan rock plants, two in flower and two for foliage effect
  • One pan rock plant in flower
  • One pan rock plant grown from seed by the exhibitor, date of sowing to be stated
  • One pan rock plant for foliage effect

      A. tba 

 April:

  • Three pans rock plants in flower
  • One pan Saxifragaceae
  • One pan rock plant in flower, excl. Saxifragaceae
  • One pan rock plant for foliage effect 

      A. tba

 May:

  • One pan Lewisia
  • One pan dwarf shrub in flower
  • One pan rock plant in flower, excl. Lewisia and dwarf shrub
  • One pan rock plant for foliage effect

      A. tba

 June:

  • One pan rock plant from the northern hemisphere
  • One pan hardy Sedum
  • One pan Crassulaceae, excl.Sedum
  • One pan rock plant in flower

      A. tba

 July:

  • One pan rock plant from the Americas
  • One pan dwarf fern
  • One pan rock plant in flower
  • One pan rock plant for foliage effect

      A. tba

 August:

  • One pan rock plant from the southern hemisphere
  • One pan cushion plant
  • One pan dwarf conifer
  • One pan rock plant in flower 

      A. tba

 September:

  • One pan Gentian
  • One pan Cyclamen
  • One pan rock plant in flower, excl. Cyclamen and Gentian 
  • Three pans rock plants for foliage effect 

      A. tba

 October:

 Annual General Meeting and Prize Giving

 

 
Monthly Competition Entry Guidelines:

1. Classes shall be as published in the monthly newsletter and on the website. Plants eligible   for special classes (e.g. 'One pan dwarf shrub') are as described in the most recent AGS Show handbook.

2. The competition shall be decided on total points awarded, commencing with November and ending with September each year. Awards shall be given at the Annual General Meeting in October; the Presidents Cup for the aggregate in the Open Section, the Novice Cup for the aggregate in the Novice Section and the Robert Amos Award for the aggregate in the Artistic Section.

3. Points shall be awarded as follows:

1st Prize - 8 points
2nd Prize - 4 points
3rd Prize - 3 points
Remaining entries - 1 point

4. Members are allowed a maximum of two entries per class.

5. The Novice Section is open to all members who have not won ten firsts in the Monthly Competition. Firsts gained in the Artistic Section do not count towards this total.

6. Classes for bulbous plants shall include bulbs, corms, tubers and pseudo bulbs.

7. All specimens exhibited in the competition must be the bona fide property of the exhibitor for at least six months at the date of showing.

8. Any photo, picture or piece of needlework that has gained an award in the Monthly Competition cannot be entered in the Monthly Competition again.

9. In addition to the above, rules 14 to 18 inclusive of 'Rules for Exhibitors and Judges', as published in the AGS Show handbook shall apply.